Marriott International’s Grand Slam success with Ash Barty
Marriott International is poised to have a solid year as the company continues to build its portfolio of extraordinary brands and award-winning travel program with unparalleled customer experiences in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
The year kicks off with an exclusive multi-year hotel partnership with Tennis Australia, led by world number one and Australian tennis legend Ash Barty.
Marriott Bonvoy is at the center of Marriott’s commitment to providing unparalleled experiential travel opportunities for guests and this exclusive partnership will give Marriott Bonvoy members access to Australia’s most sought-after sporting facility.
As an Official Hotel Partner of the 2022 Australian Open, members will have access to over 100 unique Marriott Bonvoy Moments, including top-tier matches, tennis clinics and the Marriott Bonvoy private hospitality suite. offering exclusive dining experiences. It will also be an opportunity to get closer to tennis stars including Ash Barty, Marriott Ambassador for the Australian Tennis Summer.
“Marriott Bonvoy is proud to partner with Tennis Australia to welcome the world’s best sporting talent, their support teams and a large fan base during the Australian Tennis Summer,” said Sean Hunt, vice president of the Marriott Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific international area.
“As the borders begin to reopen, the Australian Open, which kicks off on January 17, is a tremendous opportunity to put Australia back in the spotlight as a world-class destination offering accommodation, lifestyle and first-class sporting experiences. “
The summer of tennis comes on top of Marriott Bonvoy’s suite of cultural and sporting events offering ‘money can’t buy’ experiences for members.
To close 2021 and celebrate the arrival of the first Luxury Collection hotel, The Tasman in Australia, Marriott International will be the main partner of the Sydney Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta and the end-of-race partner of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
Maxi-yacht and racing favorite ‘Alive’ to display the Luxury Collection badge on their main sail as they compete in both Australia and across South East Asia and welcome Marriot members Bonvoy for experiences on board before the race.
Other flagship partnerships Marriott Bonvoy members can look forward to in 2022 include the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Diner en Blanc and TedX offering members backstage front row access, VIP engagement and experiences. exclusive culinary.
“Our partnership strategy has been developed from key insights into what’s important to the future of travel – we aim to bond emotionally for our guests through personalized experiences, paired with luxury stays and exceptional service, ”said Florencia Aimo, director of Marriott’s international zone. Marketing – Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
Unique customer experiences and exclusive sporting and cultural partnerships will be supported by a solid pipeline of hotel openings in the region.
By the end of 2022, Marriott International will open 12 new properties, including a number of new brand launches in the ANZP region. This expansion will continue with 11 more properties both signed and in the process of opening in the coming years.
“Marriott is optimistic about the future as we continue to expand our brand portfolio. Our commitment to the ANZP region is strong, with a record number of signings over the next several years, ”said Hunt.
“Navigating the pandemic, Marriott started the year with the opening of W Melbourne in February, followed by Courtyard by Marriott in Brisbane South Bank. We recently opened the Melbourne Marriott Docklands Hotel and The Tasman, a Luxury Collection hotel in Hobart, opens this month – a first for the brand in Australia.
“In 2022, we look forward to welcoming the Courtyard by Marriott Melbourne Flagstaff Gardens, AC Hotel Melbourne Southbank, Ritz-Carlton Melbourne and W Sydney Darling Harbor to our portfolio.”
To support expansion in the region, Marriott is currently recruiting more than 200 jobs across Australia, giving hospitality professionals the opportunity to work on world-class brands across all areas of the business.
Career growth is supported by the Marriott Development Academy (MDA), a platform designed for a diverse global audience and offering a revolutionary approach to learning and development.
With MDA, associates have the freedom to develop their leadership skills or strengthen their disciplinary knowledge in their areas of interest across functions such as human resources, consumer operations, food and beverage, rooms and finances.
Marriott has a strong track record and a platform for career growth, including internal training and promotion, placing a number of high-performing associates in CEO roles, including first-time CEOs. .
Over the past 12 months, Marriott has promoted three of these associates, along with 13 more in its Executive Assistant Manager program.
With an exciting year ahead, Marriott International looks forward to welcoming Marriott Bonvoy members, new customers and talented hospitality professionals back to the exciting world of travel.